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Dear Mr Lerner, for Xmas we'd like!

Dear Mr Lerner, for Christmas please could we have........!

The paper talk has started in earnest, well it started in October, but you get my drift.

Today we are linked with Spurs striker Jermain Defoe AGAIN. This time the People (ahem) say a 12million bid will be made in January. Strange because Spurs clearly stated last week that there was no price on the England strikers head because he is not for sale. We'll just have to see I guess!

In the News of the World we are linked to Charlton striker Darren Bent. YES, YES, and YES. He would be a fantastic signing, it would push his England chances and he'd fit exactly into our set up!

Also in the News of the World is a link to West Bromwich Albion winger Zoltan Gera who before injuries last season was a major hit at the Baggies, especially in the 2004/5 Premiership season. He is a nifty winger/attacking midfielder who also plays as a second striker, he has an excellent crossing ability and was linked to several big moves last year, he is also captain of the Hungarian national team. This season he has 3 goals in 16 appearances.

Not bad links those, Defoe and Bent would be nice, but as said, I can't see Spurs going back on their word and selling their striker. Funny we've not had a Robbie Keane link for at least a week, the papers really are getting slow.

Rumours around Villa Park yesterday were saying we were going to get David Nugent from Preston North End. Not so sure of this one, he has just 6 goals in 22 games for PNE, not exactly prolific, although I believe last season he was, but 6 in 22 and then to make the jump up to the Premiership? Hmmm.

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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday December 24 2006

Time: 10:28AM

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A link is like a pie crust made to be broken.
still skeggy
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24/12/2006 10:49:00

a rumour I found on the internet and not in the papers is that we are trying to the the Spanish under 21 captain on loan
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24/12/2006 10:52:00

A rumour I found on the Internet and not in the papers is that we are trying to sign the Spanish under 21 captain on loan
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24/12/2006 10:53:00

so good we were linked twice Christo??!! lol And very profound skeggy, you on the source already!?
The Fear
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24/12/2006 11:13:00

We need a playmaker, we need wright-phillips,we need bent,we need defoe,we need EVERY FU**ING ONE. WILL WE GET THEM? I doubt it very much
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24/12/2006 11:24:00

Coup of the decade, Villa sign Klose. Having watched him in the WC and knowing he is been touted to Barca, the Milan twins I dont expect him to come here, but I can dream. Zzzzzzzzz
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24/12/2006 11:26:00

Richardson from man utd,bardsley, curtis davies,wane routledge, reckon they are all obtainable and young. think defoe is unlikely as he is scoring for spurs but would be a bonus if we could.Bent seems to be unhappy at charlton or at least his form shows something aint right.MON would be the perfect man to get the most out of him.interestingly all mentioned are english(well not sure about Bardsley yes/no)and have asperations of playing for the national team.Please Daddy Christmas make my wish come true!
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24/12/2006 11:30:00

As far as the Baggies are concerned, their MOTM is nearly always Jason Koumas. Suprised he is still slumming it in the little leagues.
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24/12/2006 11:38:00

beckham on loan anyone? Doubt he would ever come, and doubt i would want him but he is out of favour at Madrid now
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24/12/2006 11:57:00

yea lol I made alot of mistakes on the first one
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24/12/2006 12:17:00

We need right back, Hughes was crappy against Manure, we lost three points because of him. Another need is a creative player, playmaker, real first class playmaker. We have only two or three top players - Gavin, Gareth and Olof. Yes, we have hot young prospects, but without top players, they are not going to improve to their right potential. My preferences for Christ(mass shopping): Anthony van den Borre, Vincent Kompany, Tomas Rosicky or Mark Bresciano or someone like them, Jermain Defoe and Mirko Vucinic or Andrea Caracciolo (both big, fast and strong target men)
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24/12/2006 12:21:00

yeah, agree Majkee, with Delaney being crocked so much poor sod, we need a right back. In fact we need new in many areas if we are serious, and I think we are!
The Fear
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24/12/2006 13:53:00

There'll possibly be a surprise or two arrive, but I cant see the likes of Defoe moving here. We do need to strengthen, of that there's no doubt, but as to who we are genuinely capable of attracting, well thats another matter. Our profile is still not that high yet.
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24/12/2006 15:00:00

It's the xmas day for Villa fans, waiting to see who MON is going to unwrap in January, our boys have done fantastic and deserve to be applauded for their hard work and determination, OK we were taken to pieces in the second half, but it was manure the league leaders and a team worth god knows how much more than ours, we will be back this is just the start of a new era. UTV
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24/12/2006 17:53:00

sorry but i dont see defoe leaving us at this time unless we get a bid of barry + 5million as he isnt for sale. and majkee you have a very nice list of players who most likely would not like to play in the midlands.
THFC Keano
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24/12/2006 21:21:00

to find a buyer for Eric Dj-Dj and also hughes
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26/12/2006 21:45:00

A capable right full back will do for starters.
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09/03/2007 06:26:00


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